Greater Richmond ARC @ Staples Mill

Adult Day Support

Since opening April 30, 2018, Greater Richmond ARC’s newest location at 8030 Staples Mill Road in Henrico County is off to a great start. Known as ARC @Staples Mill, Adult Day Support participants have been enjoying a wide range of activities

Located at the former A Grace Place, ARC @Staples Mill joins the organization’s North Richmond and Chesterfield locations in providing care and daily activities for adults with disabilities. Conveniently located, ARC @Staples Mill is just down the street from one of the county’s newest libraries, and near shopping centers, parks and other landmarks.

Coming soon: ARC@Staples Mill will also be opening Adult Day Health that includes a Memory program to serve people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.


Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


8030 Staples Mill Road

Henrico, VA 23228

To learn more or enroll, contact: 

Kris Smith, Intake Specialist

804- 665-1283 (Direct Line)

For all media inquires, contact:

Doug Payne, Communications Director

804-665-1250 (Direct Line)

804-714-2259 (Cell)


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804-665-1266 (Main Line)

804-262-5104 (Fax)


Why is ARC opening a new location at Staples Mill Road?

Our friends at A Grace Place (AGP), a not-for-profit that served those with physical, developmental and age-related disabilities for over 50 years, had to close their doors on March 23.

About 150 individuals and families lost a critical partner in their care. Individuals who participated in AGP’s programs lost a familiar, stable home-away-from-home at its Staples Mill Road location. They had to say goodbye to staff who knew them well and with whom they had developed strong relationships. Suddenly, their caregivers had to balance work and other responsibilities, while looking for a new service provider. That would be a challenge, because many providers are not equipped to handle those with complex needs.

ARC wanted to help, but we were out of space and had a waiting list for Adult Day Support programs at our Saunders Avenue location on Richmond’s Northside and Camp Baker in Chesterfield County.  

Helping these individuals and families aligns with our mission, and we’ve been providing day support services for adults with disabilities for many years. Our curriculum is robust, and family surveys demonstrate a high level of confidence and satisfaction.

We’ve worked steadfastly - since March 23 - to open ARC’s doors at Staples Mill Road so individuals with disabilities, many who find change difficult, can return to a familiar, stable environment; so they can be greeted by many of AGP’s former staff, who they know and trust; and so their families can get back to working and living their normal lives.


What programs will be offered at Greater Richmond ARC @ Staples Mill?

ARC will offer two programs:

  • Adult Day Support opens on April 30th
  • Adult Day Health will open as soon as possible. It is funded differently, and completing regulatory and licensing processes takes longer.

If you are interested in enrolling in either program, contact Kris Smith, ARC’s intake specialist at 804-665-1283 (direct line) or

What payment sources do ARC’s Day Support programs accept?

  • Adult Day Support:  Medicaid Waiver, including Building Independence (BI) Waiver, Community Living (CL) Waiver, Family and Individual Supports (FIS) Waiver, and  Self-Pay
  • Adult Day Health:  Commonwealth Coordinated Care (CCC) Plus Waiver (Formerly EDCD Waiver), Self-Pay and others still to be determined

For more information,contact Kris Smith, ARC’s intake specialist at 804-665-1283 (direct line) or

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What activities and supports will be available?

Each person can choose from a wide variety of activities:

  • Life skills activities, such as personal hygiene and safety, shopping and cooking, and money management, are offered.
  • Social engagement with others is encouraged, often through community activities such as volunteering and cultural and sports-related experiences.
  • Projects like art, woodworking and other interest-inspired classes, reinforce skill development such as communication, personal exploration and creativity.
  • Health and wellness support includes regular exercise, nutrition counseling and medication management.


My family member is on a waiting list for one of ARC’s Day Support programs. How will this affect us?

  • You may choose to enroll your family member at the 8030 Staples Mill Road facility.
  • If a spot opens at the Saunders Avenue facility on Richmond’s Northside or at Camp Baker in Chesterfield County, you will be notified by Kris Smith, ARC’s intake specialist at 804-665-1283 (direct line) or .


Did ARC take over A Grace Place (AGP)?

  • No, ARC did not take over or merge with AGP.
  • Greater Richmond ARC is leasing space at 8030 Staples Mill Road, the former location of AGP. Individuals and families should expect to see some space modifications at the facility.
  • Many former employees of AGP were hired by ARC and will work at the Staples Mill location. They are ready to welcome former AGP participants and others.


How will ARC sustain Adult Day Support and Adult Day Health programs at Greater Richmond ARC @ Staples Mill?

  • ARC is financially strong.
  • After a two-year start up period, we will be able to support the program revenue streams from other ARC programs and charitable gifts that will supplement inadequate government reimbursement rates.

Please join Greater Richmond ARC in thanking these community supporters who have generously pledged their support.  


Bon Secours Health System


Colliers International

Russell Coleman

The Community Foundation and the following funds:
The AWL Fund
    Baby Duck Fund
                         Judith Haskell Brewer Fund
                  Make A Difference Fund
              Anonymous Funds (2) 

Davenport & Company LLC

Genworth Foundation

Allen & Louanna Goolsby

Henrico County

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Annabella R. Jenkins Foundation

Janet and Bruce Kay

Markel Corporation

Mr. and Mrs. R. Wheatley McDowell

The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation

Nanchard Morganson Charitable Fund

The Pauley Family Foundation

Richmond Memorial Health Foundation

Robins Foundation

Wallace and Mary Gray Stettinius

SunTrust Bank

TowneBank Richmond

United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg